Kharolynn Pascual Smith has been working as an admissions counselor for the past 10 months. Her focus is mainly on students interested in transferring to PUC, so if you’re thinking about transferring or know someone who is, Kharolynn is the perfect person to reach out to. Let’s get to know a little more about Kharolynn!
What brought you to PUC? How/Why did you decide to work here?
An interesting conversation brought me to PUC somewhat unexpectedly. I decided to work here because I value Adventist Christian education at all levels and believed I could use my experience and abilities to help students.
What is the best thing about being a part of the Pioneers family?
I appreciate the diversity and contributing to a shared purpose, vision, and mission.
Where is your favorite place to eat in the Valley and why?
Il Posto Trattoria in Napa. The food is freshly made and tastes great, it’s casual with unpretentious service, and I don’t have to save up for months to eat there.
What is something you can do/want to do that might be surprising for people to learn?
I’d like to do a jungle canopy zipline tour, which is surprising because I’m quite terrified of heights.
What is one song you’re listening to on repeat lately?
I tend to repeat entire albums rather than just one song. Recently, I’ve been listening to a Yo-Yo Ma album of Bach Cello Suites a few times a week. It’s peaceful.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire people like Job in the Bible who have experienced extreme adversity and retained their trust in and praise for God in spite of everything. My grandmother and my friend, Mike, are two examples.
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings you can find me …
Enjoying the chance to sleep until I wake up naturally rather than being forced awake by an alarm, then doing something leisurely, like reading, knitting, or baking.